Father charged in fight that may have led to son's death

June 30, 2011 2:27:02 PM PDT
A family celebration turned to tragedy when a star football player was stabbed to death shortly after his high school graduation.

Tears continue to flow at the street side shrine which continues goes to grow with each passing hour.

The happiness and pride Isayah Muller's family felt two days ago is now replaced by shock and anger.

His mother Rosa spoke to Eyewitness News about the decision by prosecutors not to press charges against the men involved the fatal stabbing of her 19-year-old son.

"No one is paying attention to my dead child. All of the press is against my husband. (Do you think it's right that he's the only one charged at this point?) No it's not right that he's the only one charged," Rosa Muller said.

Police say Isayah's dad, Andre Muller, was the aggressor in Tuesday's confrontation at a Bronx parking lot.

One of the teens' graduation presents was a $200 bottle of cologne which had disappeared from the family's car.

Police say Muller confronted attendants and attacked one with a shovel.

Isayah intervened and was stabbed with a homemade knife.

He died an hour later.

Nothing can bring him back says his heartbroken grandmother.

Muller was a star running back at Truman High School.

Wednesday night, hundreds of friends turned out for a candlelight vigil.

As of now, Andre Muller, who has a long criminal past, is the only person charged in the incident.

The Bronx DA says no decision has been made whether to present the case to a grand jury.

Muller's wife denies claims her husband is to blame.

Andre Muller is charged with two counts of assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

Judge William Mogulescu set bail at $10,000 bond or $2,500 cash which he had paid Wednesday night. Muller's next court date is August 4, 2011.

Police are also talking to the parking lot attendant, and while no charges have been filed, they say someone will be held accountable for the death.

NOTE: Some video provided by NYCFootball.com

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